At The Courthouse: Short and Sweet Seattle Wedding

At The Courthouse: Short and Sweet Seattle Wedding

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Dec 15, 2014

When I met Renee and Chris for a little family portrait session this summer, I immediately thought they made a beautiful couple. Loving, patient and kind to each other, I was so excited when Renee emailed me about photographing their wedding. I started out as a Wedding Photography Assistant when I was 19 and loading Medium […]

A Fall Day At The Beach: family portraits

A Fall Day At The Beach: family portraits

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Oct 1, 2014

There is something beautiful about a fall day in Seattle. Though it’s usually overcast this time of year with a layer of gray clouds, it’s rather beautiful in a quiet serene sort of way.That’s why I was actually a bit excited when the day of our family portrait session was overcast, because I think it […]

Childhood inspiration

Childhood inspiration

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May 5, 2014

The other day, my kids had made a mess of legos on their bedroom floor just before bedtime. Instead of scolding them, I took a moment and saw the wonderland they had created. That made a light-bulb go off above my head: childhood is full of inspiration. You never know what experiences you provide a […]

Film Friday: Mother

Film Friday: Mother

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May 2, 2014

Happy May! I don’t know about you, but I’m already thinking about Mother’s Day… That’s why I’m sharing this photography today – my first award winning photograph I took of my Mom, when I was 6. I won a ribbon at the Fair and was delighted. My Mom has been my number one fan and […]

Film Friday: Mount Hood

Film Friday: Mount Hood

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Mar 14, 2014

This photograph is part of a long, rambling story of a day when my sister and I had to drive from La Grande, Oregon to Portland to pick someone up from the airport. I took along my Grandfather’s vintage Olympus Pen F Half-Frame camera (on standard 35mm film, it took only half the frame so that […]

Shifting my focus toward a dream

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Mar 4, 2014

February was a difficult month. I didn’t blog because it was the month that asked hard questions of the heart. I did my business taxes, and found that I didn’t make a profit. Again, I came close within a few hundred dollars, but as my family is growing and needing more space, clothes, food, etc, […]

A First Family Portrait!

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Dec 5, 2013

I had the honor of giving this beautiful family their first portrait session. They were funny, well prepared and had the most serious almost two-year-old I have ever met! He was adorable and I have to admit that as a Mom myself, I was happy to see that he didn’t take to a stranger like […]

Home Sweet Home

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Nov 10, 2013

I discovered something fantastic and am so pleased to share this with you: My new favorite portrait package! After doing some architectural photography, I was inspired to combine it with my love of photojournalism, and am now offering a life style portrait session. How It Works: This new package is perfect for the family who […]

Children Portraits: And then there were four!

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Aug 8, 2013

What a joy it was to photograph this family as they welcomed a fourth sibling, a precious girl. She clearly adored her older siblings. They were a bundle of energy! Their Mother told me the oldest didn’t like to pose for photographs, but you can’t tell by these – she was super helpful with her […]

Overcoming the time excuse

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Feb 6, 2012

I used to say I didn’t have any time for Photography. Last week I sorted through my Photograph archives from the past 10 years. I captured thousands of images. The only thing I didn’t make time for was doing the kind of Photography I wanted. I’ve never stopped taking photographs, but I have let time […]